On december 15, 2017 disaster struck for Jacques Derez (60). The cyclist drove of a bridge along the rue de l'etang in Beernem down, then the few hundred metres of his home went wrong. The sixties was hit by a skidding vehicle and landed in the bushes. The 44-year-old driver from Aalter that the accident caused, started with the cpr, but could not avoid the victim on the spot died. “Everything I've done to him in life. After the emergency services had called, I started right away with the cpr. At that time I still felt a heartbeat. Unfortunately, he died moments later. I want to be in the first place, my sincere condolences extend to the family,” said Chris V. itself in the Bruges magistrates ' court.Local ijsplek
The precise circumstances of the accident, Wednesday morning clear. According to the driver, he was on the bridge was totally surprised by a local ijsplek and he went therefore to the slip. “I already had about 10 kilometers, and nowhere was there ijsplekken or smoothness. I had no suspicion that at that place do ice. I had really nothing to do,” says V., who emphasized that he is an avid cyclist. “As a driver I love than 200 percent into account cyclists. It is not that I don't see him coming. Just because he's on the road came, I made a slight movement of the steering to the left and went in the car to slip in.” His lawyers asked the magistrate to the acquittal. “For the sake of clarity: we realize that there is a tragedy happened and want to express our condolences to the relatives. But in this case it was a matter of force majeure. It was a local ijsplek. Even on the first part of the bridge was of ice, no question”, she said.